iGo Realty Blog

May 11, 2018

Flowers Always in Bloom

Grow a Garden with Flowers Always in Bloom

By: Arlene Castro

Now that we are in Spring, flower fever has begun. I don't know about you but I love planting flowers. I came across an article in 5280 Home Magazine and had to share this helpful information. If you want to grow a flower garden always bursting in color the entire season then these flowers will help to achieve that goal. Here is a list of flowers to plant:

Basket of GoldBlue Flax

Basket of Gold                                                              Blue Flax

Tri-Color Butterfly BushPurple Dome AsterTri-Color Butterfly Bush                                               Purple Dome Aster

 

In May: Basket of Gold, Dwarf Daylily, Front Range Penstemon

In June: Dwarf Cranesbill, Hudsker Red Penstemon, Blue Flax

In July: Tri-Color Butterfly Bush, Red Knockout Rose, Osteospermums

In August: Hummingbird Trumpet, Sunset Hyssop, Mexican Sage

In September: Purple Dome Aster, Chocolate Flower, Joe Pye Weed

 

Local garden experts shared this bit of advice of easiest plants to keep alive in the Front Range:

  • Red Valerian (perennial) blooms from May until frost
  • Ice Plant (low growing ground cover) can handle direct sun exposure
  • Blanket Flower (Sunflower origin) has an extended bloom time and doesn't need much water

I hope this information is helpful in making your garden more colorful. We are always here to help you with any real estate related questions including gardening.

 

Happy Mother's Day & Happy Spring!

Resources: 5280 Home

Posted in Home
April 21, 2018

Does Recycling Make a Difference?

To Recycle or Not to Recycle?

by: Arlene Castro

Recycle Bins

That is the question my daughter recently asked me. Do you really think that recycling makes a difference? Of course, my reply was, Yes! It only makes sense to me. But then I got to thinking about it and wanted to find out how recycling is really helping our planet, so I started looking for more information and this is what I found:

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Posted in Recycle
March 14, 2018

5 Important Things Sellers Forget to Do

House with Check List

When you're selling your home there's so much to do: find a Realtor, do touch-ups, look into staging...it's no wonder that sometimes things fall between the cracks. Real estate agents who have worked with many sellers - identify the to-do's that sellers typically overlook.

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Posted in Selling Your Home
Jan. 20, 2018

Clearing Clutter for Your Home and Life

Organized Closet

For me and many of us, a new year is a way to reflect on the past and how we can improve moving forward. With that being said, don't overwhelm yourself with what you should have done. A New Year gives us the opportunity to make changes to better our lives. One of the ways to help make these improvements is by clearing the clutter from our homes. Having a cluttered home can reek havoc on a person. For example, you may misplace a bill and end up paying it late. Or if you can’t find something because of the clutter, you will end spending more money to replace the item. You may also refrain from inviting family and friends over hurting you and your family from healthy social relationships. A neat, clean and organized home can give you a sense of calm, put control back in your life and add to your bottom line. So, this is a perfect time to get yourself organized for a new and uncluttered life in 2018. 

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Posted in Home Organizing
Dec. 5, 2017

Teachers Changing Lives

Teachers with Heart

Our teachers work hard all year to not only educate our children, but they also play an integral part in their lives by becoming a role model. A good teacher can help change a student’s life. Each day throughout the year they must connect with a student on multiple levels teaching not only academics, but also important life lessons that will help them succeed beyond papers and tests. 

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Posted in Community
Nov. 20, 2017

5 Reasons Why Being Thankful is Good

The month of November not only is a time to gather with family and friends, but it is also a time of the year to reflect and be thankful. Here are 5 reasons why being thankful is good for you. 

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Posted in Community
Oct. 21, 2017

10 Reasons to Volunteer

Volunteer Pictureby: iGo Realty

Have you ever thought of volunteering or have volunteered? Here are 10 reasons why to volunteer or to continue to volunteer.

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Posted in Community
Sept. 18, 2017

7 Ways to Make Your Home Greener

Green Ideas For the Colorado Homeowner

By iGo Realty

From Buying to maintaining a home here are 7 ways to make it greener.

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Posted in Green Living
Aug. 14, 2017

10 Ways to Make the Switch From Summer to School

Offered by iGo Realty

1. Kick Start Routines. Kids need time to adjust, so provide a head start. About two weeks before school starts, make bedtime earlier and dust off the alarm clock. Aim to serve meals at approximately the same times your child will be eating throughout the school year.

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Posted in Family
July 17, 2017

Stay Cool at Home Tips

Tips to help Coloradans stay cool at home

Offered by iGo Realty

Saving energy is on everyone’s mind these days. But with the Dog Days of Summer upon us, keeping  our homes comfortable cool can really hike up those energy bills. Fortunately, there’s a lot we can all do to stay cool and keep those bills as low as possible. Here are some ideas:

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Posted in Green Living